Organic farming is a production system of crops which avoids the use of synthetic and chemical inputs
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Freedom farm• Startup business• Community partnership• Motto: “REVIVE INDIAN AGRICULTURE”• Mission: Provide the best grown organic products• Goal: To become the largest public limited company in the field of organic farm products
My team• Myself• My people Includes: –Researchers ( Technology, market and management) –Farm managers & Laborers –Marketing personnel
Financial plan2 crore for purchase of land - 100 acres1 crore for machinery- farm equipments1crore for purchase of seeds1 crore for initial tilling/ leveling the land1.5 crore for labor1 crore contingency fund0.5 crore for advertising1 crore for research activities---------------9 crores total
Product diversificationRice, staple cropsDried fruits and nuts, Cocoa,Spices, Herbs, Oil crops, & derived products.Non-food items like Cotton, Cut flowers, livestock and potted plants.
Certifying Agencies• National Institute of Organic Farming in Ghaziabad, Madhya Pradesh• APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority), the Tea Board, the Spices Board, the Coconut Development Board and the Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa.
STRENGTH• Organic farming has developed rapidly in recent years and now has a market value of over $26 billion• Organic farms have lower costs of production than conventional farms
WEAKNESS• Indians are mostly - and very strangely so - unconcerned about the quality of the food they consume.
The organic industry is still developing, and the infrastructure in terms of transportation systems, wholesalers and distributers is in its infancyIndia currently has only 1,426 certified organic farms. OPPORTUNITY
Precision farming would be the h rt of my scheme